Châteauneuf Du Pape Grenache

Château Rayas

Réservé Châteauneuf-du-Pape Grenache Blend 2009

Needs few comments. Seems like a lot of alcohol but not distracting, wild black berries , quite a masculine rayas. Years left in it. My favorite CDP together with bonneau’s reserve des celestins (the polar opposite) — 4 days ago

Andrew, Brecht and 3 others liked this

M. Chapoutier

Croix de Bois Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2016

Jan A

Zoom tasting with Michel Chapoutier. Southern Rhone warmth, 100% grenache grown on pebbles with red sand. Brought up in concrete tanks, bright fruit — 11 days ago

Diederick, pascal and 16 others liked this

Domaine Pierre Usseglio & Fils

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2009

In a nice place right now. Surprisingly fresh red fruit with Peppery notes and grippy tannins — 5 days ago

Paul Jaboulet Aîné

Les Cèdres Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 1978

Dark tawny color, almost opaque. Notes of black cherry, earth and dirt, along with some herbs. Masculine in its approach. Tannins still present. Notes of pepper and unsweetened chocolate also appear. Guesses were all over the map with this one... nobody could find the continent nor grape varietals. I was in 60's Cal Cab land. — 3 days ago

Severn, Josh and 12 others liked this

Vignobles Brunier ( Frédéric & Daniel Brunier )

Domaine La Roquète Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend

Timothy Eustis

Not the grip I was expecting. But a very nice wine. And it goes well with a wicked tagine. — 3 days ago

Severn, Josh and 1 other liked this

Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe

La Crau Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc White Rhone Blend 2019

Delectable Wine

Saturated ruby. Deep-pitched red/blue fruit liqueur aromas pick up suggestions of licorice, pipe tobacco and pungent flowers and herbs with air. In a lush, weighty style, offering expansive black raspberry, cherry cola, singed plum and fruitcake flavors sharpened by a jolt of spiciness on the back half. For all this wine's richness, it's energetic as well, showing solid, spice- and floral-driven persistence on the finish, which is framed by velvety, even tannins. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, October 2021)
— 6 days ago

Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe

La Crau Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2009

Mid to pale dirty red - like garnet in colour. Sweet ripe raspberry notes with a smelly nuance - a touch of Brett which is not unusual in CdP in my experience. That note blew off after a couple of hours. Interestingly Barb thought a baked apple note which I didn’t get but I see James Molesworth did, albeit 10 years ago. Palate is medium bodied with those savoury spicy raspberry earthy flavours from the nose. Medium minus acid, still with good grip with a little bitterness to finish off - not off putting. I was advised to drink this 2009 before the older 2007 - the latter being a special vintage. — 10 days ago

Paul, Juan and 25 others liked this

Château de Vaudieu

Clos du Belvedere Blanc Châteauneuf-du-Pape Grenache Blanc 2019

Lives up to its reviews. Luscious full bodied with lots of white fruit! Should be good for several years — 12 days ago

Martin, Dana and 3 others liked this

Château de Beaucastel

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhône Blend 2017

A blend of Grenache, Mourvèdre Syrah and Cinsault. Deep Ruby with aromas of sweet black fruits, earthy pepper spice and floral notes. On the palate complex flavors of plum, cherry and blackberry, with notes of oak, leather and forest spice. Full body, firm tannic structure, well balanced with long finish, good now but will last another decade. Outstanding. — 15 days ago

Juan, Charles and 5 others liked this

Le Vieux Donjon

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhône Blend 1990

Color still pretty youthful, ripe dark fruits, but also showing some heat in the finish, solid finish, been a fan of Vieux Donjon for a very long time, but no doubt the alcoholic heat detracts just a bit. For me, another example of a 1990 southern Rhône where overripeness has won out, contrasted with the still fresh, lively and well-balanced 1989s!! — 3 days ago

Jim Powers
with Jim
Ira, Matt and 6 others liked this